The Naperville Advisory Cultural Commission recently began making their recommendations. They’re in charge of advising the city council how to distribute the city’s Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund, or SECA.
The fund consists of 1% of the city’s food and beverage tax. It was created to help area not-for-profit organizations provide new and continued cultural experiences in Naperville, from the Naperville Municipal Band concerts to the Xilin Assocation’s Lantern Festival.
This year there were 89 grant applicants and just under $2.3 million dollars available. The commission’s recommendations totaled about $2.2 million, which leaves more than $73,000 that city council can either distribute or use for other purposes.
The groups weren’t allowed to give comments at the recent workshop but will have a change to support their requests at a February 11th meeting.
Naperville News 17 is partially funded by a SECA grant.
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